Why have my apple TV's got numbers after their names?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sim667, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    My bedroom apple tv is up to 193 and my sitting room is up to 4
  2. macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Did you give them unique names?
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010

    Living room = Living room TV
    Bedroom = Bedroom TV

    But then they have numbers when I look at the name on ariplay, those numbers increase everytime I look.

    its like they're adding themselves onto the network, but theres still a trace of them previously on there so they stick a number on the end.
  4. macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2013
    East Java, Indonesia
    Restore it to latest OS. Sounds to me like software issue.
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    Thanks, Ill give it a bash
  6. macrumors demi-god


    Jul 24, 2009
    Sounds like your router is reissuing an ip to them and not removing the old ip from the dhcp list
  7. macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2011
    i believe you just have atv3's correct? and are they hardwired? ive had the same issue when i allowed my atv3 to sleep. I removed sleeping and not only does it not keep adding numbers to its name but it instantly connects to homesharing now via wireless.
  8. macrumors 68020

    May 27, 2008
    adding a DHCP reservation in your router should clear this up also.

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